Tag Archives: Coffee

Words About Learning: Pace

Woke up to a long list of jobs, settled at the table in my AirBnB, then stopped, stepped outside, and ordered a coffee by the Amstel. In the sun. With my book. It is, after all, always possible to be … Continue reading

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Cambodia Diary: Artisan

“I take you somewhere special” are usually the words that precede a visit to an favoured uncle’s antique store, so when the tuktuk driver uttered this phrase in Siam Reap, i prepared to bale out. I am a very lightweight … Continue reading

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Unit of One [Thousands]

I’m in New York, a unit of one: alone, but not lonely. I feel lucky: i get to travel, but i have a wonderful home and friends around the world. I’m sat in Irving Farm Coffee Roasters: it’s one of … Continue reading

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Frontier

A long drive down through the mountains today: almost three hundred miles, through the passes, across the plains, down towards Denver. In modern cars, you’re insulated: isolated. Detached. But still some sense of the pioneers. Cruise control engaged, all i … Continue reading

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Culture, Motorbikes and Agility: Fit for the Social Age

I like Nathan: he’s making his own path. A motorbike custom body shop and artisan cafe. A workshop combined with a social space. Sandwiches and carburettors. He’s got vision and the energy to realise it: create the space, challenge assumptions, … Continue reading

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The battle for the soul of San Francisco

It’s a cold wind that blows in from Alaska, cutting through my light jumper and chilling me in a way entirely out of line with my expectations of California. The sun still shone bright enough to burn my nose after … Continue reading

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The New Work

When we sat exams at school, there was a little ritual at the start where everyone unpacked their pencil case: ink cartridges, sharpeners and a collection of mascots, in my case, a plastic dinosaur i think. My first office job … Continue reading

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